At the Vanderpump Rules Season 7 reunion, Kristen Doute announced she and longtime boyfriend Brian Carter had split. She also shared that while they were no longer a couple, they were still living together until Kristen moved into her new home, which she purchased in April. Since then, she hasn't given an indication as to where their current relationship stands— until now.
On September 22, Kristen shared an update on her relationship with Carter. "Relationships are messy, and it's not fair to anyone to hide from the truth for the sake of criticism. Let's start there.
I haven’t come to terms with everyone wanting a black and white answer of where Carter and I stand. I want to scream, what about the gray parts of this, the undefinable aspects of loving and caring for someone, while knowing that they aren’t your person anymore?" she wrote on Instagram.
She also addressed how she was able to get through the breakup: "After the therapy, the meditation, all the steps you take to pursue actual self love, how do you define the realization that you have to move on in order to truly grow?"
So to be clear, they are definitely not together — but the blurred lines of their relationship might still be frustrating to some wanting a clearer answer.
"I've been called a hypocrite, a villain, for not communicating what has been going on between us because it has been just that... between us. But we both deserve this weight to be lifted, so this is our version of a conscious uncoupling. Carter and I both know and have come to terms that our new label is friends - full of the utmost love and respect. He’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. As we unravel what has been for so long such an intertwined life, it hasn't been easy. But it's a step in the right direction. It may not be the black and white answer everyone is looking for, but it's our answer and that will just have to do," she wrote.
Kristen attempted to explain some of their relationship issues during Season 7; take a look below.